Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter brought a personnel earthquake to the social media company, and many management members were fired. Two more top executives at Twitter are leaving.
The two departing executives are reportedly Yoel Roth, Twitter’s top trust and platform security chief, and Robin Wheeler, Twitter’s top ad sales chief, according to reports.
It is reported that since Elon Musk took over, Ross has been the main executive responsible for identity authentication, impersonation account issues, and platform harassment issues, but multiple sources revealed that Ross has stopped working on Twitter.
Reporters Zoe Schiffer and Casey Newton of the American media “Platformer” first broke the news about the departure of the above-mentioned Twitter executives, and then Alex Hay, a reporter from The Verge, a technology media Alex Heath also confirmed the news through two unnamed people familiar with the matter.
It is also reported that the two executives Ross and Weile were not fired by Elon Musk, but resigned.
Recently, Elon Musk has become the big boss of the Twitter website, and the company’s employees, users, and advertisers are unstable. Ross and Wei Le recently played a role similar to Twitter’s external communication. For example, as Elon Musk fired about half of Twitter’s employees, many platform users were worried about what to do with the platform’s content review in the future. Ross posted on the Twitter platform many times to explain and appease users’ concerns.
It is also well known that corporate advertisers in the US have recently lowered their ad spending on Twitter as the company changes, and they are also worried about the future of the platform. This week, Wei Le and Elon Musk appeared at a conference on Twitter Space, with the main purpose of stabilizing the mood of advertisers.
While many advertisers are abandoning the Twitter platform, Elon Musk is considering turning the platform into a membership service that charges users. At an internal staff meeting, Elon Musk said that Twitter’s bankruptcy wasn’t an alarmist, according to the above-mentioned reporter Zoe Silver.
After joining Twitter, Elon Musk began to exert more influence on the Twitter platform, and a large number of executives left the company. Ross and Wei Le became the latest batch of executives to leave.
After Elon Musk took over Twitter in early October after completing the acquisition, he fired a number of top executives, including former CEO Parag Agrawal, who was part of the former CFO. Neg Segal, former head of public policy Vijaya Gadde, and company lead attorney Sean Edgett.
Since then, other Twitter executives have left, including chief privacy officer Damien Kieran, chief information security officer Lea Kissner, and chief compliance officer Marianne Vogel Mention (Marianne Fogarty). Just Wednesday, the former senior vice president of finance left Twitter.
Twitter officials did not comment on the latest news of the departure of the two executives. In fact, the company has eliminated the PR department responsible for external media communications.